What the heck is up with hardware drivers download?

Today I’m fixing up yet another streamlined Windows XP CD for a friend of mine (it’s an original Windows as usual).

I have already wondered about some stuff with Windows drivers, but today it seems like stuff became even more hellish.

First, VIA stopped providing drives on Via Arena, now provide them on their site, and most importantly the download area does not work with Firefox; so I had to use Internet Explorer to download them. Way to go VIA!

Second, when I go to Asus website to download the driver for he motherboard, I’m given a captcha to complete. To download a frigging driver!

What the heck!